Foundation Learning

Foundation learning offers courses for young people who require one or two years of additional learning before progressing onto vocational courses, an apprenticeship, a supported internship or employment; or for those who have been out of education, employment, or training and need to develop their personal skills, qualities, and attitudes.  

Our foundation learning provision offers courses based around The Prince’s Trust programme and is designed to help young people aged 16 to 19, bridge the gap between their current educational status and their future goals. Courses are available at our Enfield, Gunnersbury Park and Mottingham campuses, and we offer a discrete 14 to 16 provision for School Links students at our Enfield Campus.

Students receive high levels of individually-focused support and will develop their personal, social and employability skills. As part of studying with us, students will undertake a range of class-based and practical activities, introducing them to the various areas of the land-based industry. In addition, students will study for qualifications in maths and English where necessary.


The Prince's Trust and Land Based Studies (Entry 3)

Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Intermediate Diploma (Level 2)

The Prince's Trust - Certificate in Personal Development and Employability Skills (Level 1)


The Prince's Trust - Award in Personal Development and Employability Skills (Level 1)

Did you know?

We have a farm and two zoos across our London campuses.

Foundation Learning should enable more young people to achieve greater economic and social well-being.

More than 80% of our Foundation Learning students stay at Capel Manor College and progress onto one of our vocational pathways.


Our Foundation Learning offering is available at our Crystal Palace Park, Enfield, Gunnersbury Park and Mottingham campuses.

All campuses are home to the College’s animal collections, enabling students to learn about a variety of animal species first-hand.

Students at our Crystal Palace Park and Gunnersbury Park campuses, benefit from being situated within beautiful parks, whilst students at our Enfield Campus have access to our 30-acre estate which includes 60 picturesque gardens. Our Mottingham Campus also boasts picturesque grounds and gardens.

The College has an excellent pastoral team and is well-engaged in supporting our young people in their transition from school into further education. Anne, Transition Manager - Glebe School